Data Science is an area of study within the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences. Prospective students apply through GSAS; in the online application, select “Engineering and Applied Sciences” as your program choice and select “SM Data Science” in the Area of Study menu.
Data science lies at the intersection of statistical methodology, computational science, and a wide range of application domains. The Data Science area of study offers strong preparation in statistical modeling, machine learning, optimization, management and analysis of massive data sets, and data acquisition. The program also focuses on topics such as reproducible data analysis, collaborative problem solving, visualization and communication, and security and ethical issues that arise in data science.